Bagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBagan Thiripyitsaya Sanctuary Resort
Amazing spot huge facilities right on the Irrawaddi river. The staff are amazing and the cabanas are great. Our family really enjoyed our stay here and also exporing Bagan.
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We left Mt. Popa resort we left and drove to Bagan (the old cultural centre of Burma dating back to the year 1100).
Stopping for lunch and also some local tea and Kina was able to ride and ox system that crushes peanuts into oil. Dev slept in the van while we explored.
After we arrived in Bagan we went to our hotel the …
... when we got there it was shut so we decided to head towards the Irrawaddy River and have a drink. After that we just crawled along on our bikes exploring more temples. Once we were templed out we headed back into town for some of the happy hour cocktails. Again the weather wasn't good enough for a sunset so we found ourselves another restuarant for dinner.
The following morning we were off to ...
... throughout the temple complex, until I became a casualty to a lacquerware selling lady, brandishing a tube carrier for the picture. Without writing down in detail, the next three hours of visiting historically interesting and culturally important stupas and temples, we visited:- the very old reclining Buddha, at Shwethar temple, stopped to take pictures of the outside of the Dhammayangyi unfinished pagoda, we looked at the original wall paintings at the Sulamani ...
... duke and
courtier needed to show off his wealth through building so up they went one
after the other, the stupa, pagoda and shrines, the bigger ones as big and vain
glorious as the self-image of the owner.
Legend has it (and legend plays a big role here) that the largest structure
was built on the orders of a cruel perfectionist. The bricks were to be aligned
so perfectly mortar was not needed. If a worker failed in this his arms would ...
Today we climed Mount Popa. We knew there was 777 steps to the top of the mountain but were ready for the challenge. We hired a driver and off we went at 8.30 in the morning to avoid the heat at midday. We pulled up to the entrance of the steps and couldn't believe how high it went. We took it slowly and surely stopping to admire the view along the way. We took a few breaks avoiding the monkeys ...